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  • Floor mosaic 2
    Floor mosaic 2
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    Floor mosaic - hunting scéne 1
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    by Luchonda Updated Mar 8, 2008

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    To see the most famous mosaics - visit this place.
    Fifty 0.5 sq meter mosaic panels, once located at the eastern church floor are now showed in this little museum. Different themes, symbols, portraits and animals. All panels are numbered. The most famous one is n°48 - the legendary Pharos lighthouse.
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    The local museum The administrator of the little musem The Satan ? NNNN Ground floor mosaic
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    by Luchonda Updated Mar 8, 2008

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    Site of a Byzantine fort and church (6th century AD). A floor of stunning mosaic panels discovered in 1957, the majority of which are now housed in the on-site museum.
    The collection of mosaics is considered one of the world's finest depicting human and animal figures. One panel depicts the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the world.
    PS. Pictures taken by Frank

    Floor mosaic - hunting sc��ne 1 Floor mosaic 2 Floor mosaic 3
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    by grets Written Mar 12, 2005

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    In order to not bore the reader to death with pictures of mosaics in the tips, I have places the vast majority of photographs in the travelogues below.

    If you are interested in archaeology, history, art or mosaics, I suggest you take a look. They really are magnificent.

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    by grets Written Mar 12, 2005

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    The western church is shaped like a cross and was decorated with Christian symbols of pagan origina. There is still a large mosaic in situ in the centr of the floor.

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    by grets Written Mar 12, 2005

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    This is where the 50 panels of mosaics which are housed in the museum were found. Gaps in the floor now show how they were positioned.

    The church survived until the 5th century, and the floor mosaics were laid between the years 592 and 540. The task was started by Bishop Macarius and finished by Theodores.

    The church was constructed of square roughly hewn stone which were held together by mud.

    Eastern Church
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